Academic Programs Catalog

College of Education

Department of Educational Administration

Graduate Study
Higher, Adult and Lifelong Education - Master of Arts

The master's degree program in higher, adult and lifelong education is designed for persons who are preparing for careers in post-secondary education, public and nonprofit agencies, or business and industry. The program focuses on the broad study of issues, institutions, and practices in the field with emphasis on instruction, program development, and program management.

In addition to meeting the requirements of the university and of the College of Education, students must meet the requirements specified below.


The applicant must submit three letters of recommendation from persons who are acquainted with the applicant's academic and employment experiences and potential.

Requirements for the Master of Arts Degree in Higher,  Adult and Lifelong Education

The program is available only under Plan B (without thesis).  The student must complete 30 credits distributed as follows:

1. Both of the following courses (6 credits):  
  EAD 840 Inquiry in Postsecondary Education 3
  EAD 868 Proseminar in Higher and Adult Education 3
2. Three of the following courses (9 credits):  
  EAD 801 Leadership and Organizational Development 3
  EAD 805 Administration in Higher Education 3
  EAD 860 Concept of a Learning Society 3
  EAD 861 Adult Learning 3
  EAD 866 Teaching in Postsecondary Education 3
  EAD 870 Foundations of Postsecondary Education 3
  EAD 876 Budgeting and Finance in Higher Education 3
  EAD 877 Program Planning and Evaluation in Postsecondary Contexts 3
3. Fifteen additional credits of which 9 credits must be in Educational Administration courses within the Higher, Adult and Lifelong Education program.  
4. Pass a final certifying examination.